Memorable Quotes

Though we can never leave life without experiencing some measure of loss, grief, and pain, misery is optional--as is happiness.

Beverly Campbell

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

Erma Bombeck

Sunday, January 11, 2009

It's been way too long since I did a post. I am feeling guilty. Life has taken over my life this last week. I'm back at work and had so much fun during Christmas Break that I wasn't ready to go back so this last week kind of just happened. I did do some things but I must get more organized or I will be in trouble.

As you remember (I hope), I long-armed a quilt last Saturday. Well, I finished it!

Thanks to those whose fingers are showing! I always try to quilt my initials on each quilt I do.

Sometimes it looks better than other times. This one isn't too bad. I love quilting with the bright variegated thread.

This quilt is a twin to the 30's quilt I already finished.

This isn't the best picture but you get the idea. I just noticed that it is being held upside down. The flower square isn't going in the right direction. Both quilts are for sale. Let me know if you are interested.

Saturday morning I went to book club. It was a potluck brunch. We have a wonderful group in our book club....lots of fun and laughter. We ate, talked about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, ate some more, chose our books for next year, and decided to start a blog for The Book Worm Bunch. We figured that was the easiest way to get the schedule out and post the recipes from our brunch.

My daughter and I went to Fabric Depot in the afternoon. I needed to pick up some fabric for a Bow Tuck Tote that someone ordered. She wants it for a diaper bag and it had to be pink and brown.

I love this fabric! I'll put covered elastic loops inside to hold bottles. She also wants a changing pad. She has a plastic one. I think I will make covers for it so she can just switch when one needs washing. See the cork floor behind the fabric. My dear hubby put that in for me. I love it!

Just so I won't be bored I started on the bow tie quilts. These are project probation quilts. I took this class four or five years ago and never finished them. Carrie showed me the setting she wanted and I started putting it together.

After I get the center put together I'll add borders. Hmmm..I wonder what color? I still have plenty more to make another quilt.

I might have to sew some more, though, if I want to make three quilts for Carrie's girls. Wouldn't that be sad? I have to sew some more!

OK...I've rambled enough. It has been fun to see the kids at school again. I've also had some good laughs because of their antics. I will try to run my life better instead of letting life run me.


Simply This and That said...

The quilt looks awesome! Love the initials. Very clever. And the bow tie quilt look's pretty cool. Can't wait to see those done. The girls are gonna love them. ooxx`jod

Carrie said...

Yay a new post! The quilt looks gorgeous! Love the colors!

Candace said...

The girls will love those! I still have a quilt my great grandma, grandma and mom made for me when I was little. I can't use it - but I love it just the same. :)

Chikako said...

What a great idea to quilt initials
on it!
I will try that for my next quilt.
I am making a quilt for Morgan for her 12th birthday.
Morgan spotted K's bag and she wants me to make a same bag now. It is all your fault!
I can't see bow ties and they always look like dog bones to me.^^

Selena said...

Love the fabric for the diaper bag. I think the person who ordered it's gonna be happy :)

Regena Brennan said...

Hey Sheri
I'm just doing a test to see how things work. :o}

Kelly said...

Love the colors on the first quilt. I know what ya mean about starting school again it was like going back after summer break around here.

Carrie said...

K, the posting once a week or longer isn't working for me. I need MORE! :)